Assistant Director Of Disabilities - Guildford
GBP79,389 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Guildford Borough Council Offices, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, GU2 4BB (This is a countywide position and location will be discussed at interview). This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit My Benefits for Surrey County Council staff .
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
About the Role
Are you a motivated and highly skilled professional with a wealth of Adult Social Care knowledge? Can you lead and drive teams forward to ensure robust services are delivered to people with disabilities?
Here at Surrey County Council we have embarked on a significant improvement journey that aims to deliver better services for vulnerable adults in Surrey. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead and drive change through developing new ways of working that can really help change people's lives.
The role will involve you leading, developing and managing the Disability and Transition Teams that provide a range of adult social care services ensuring that our interventions are person centred, promote independence and improve outcomes for individuals.
Working closely with partners to deliver more independent living schemes across Surrey you will be moving away from traditional forms of care whilst leading on our vision for a more tailored support service that provides people the opportunity to enjoy a home of their own.
An essential part of the role will include developing a successful model that will raise the bar for professionals' expectations and aspirations when planning for or supporting people who are living with a disability.
This permanent position will report into Simon White, the Executive Director for Adult Social Care.
If you feel you would bring the right knowledge, skills and importantly hold the right values and behaviours we want to hear from you.
For more details regarding the function and accountabilities of the role please refer to the job description.
Here are some videos which will give you just a taste of the committed and passionate colleagues you will be working with.
Our Adult Social Care Vision:
More information on one of the teams you will be leading can be found here -
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Justine Finnan on or email who will arrange a call for you with either Director of Adult Social Care or Deputy Director.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31/03/2019
Interview date to be confirmed.
Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.
Values and Behaviours
Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy. For more information about our values and behaviours please follow this link .